Advocacy Camp

Date / Time

Jan 28, 2019, 8:30am–1:00pm Save to your calendar (.ics file)

Location (map below)

Red Lion
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Stand up. Speak up. Rise up.

The goal of WSNA’s 2019 Advocacy Camp is to educate nurses, nursing faculty, and nursing students about the legislative process and about how to effectively advocate for nurses and patients when meeting with legislators.

This year’s event will take place at the Red Lion Hotel in Tumwater, where participants will be seated at roundtables to foster a collaborative learning environment. The agenda will feature speakers focused on legislative advocacy, and Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib will give the keynote address. A panel of legislators and legislative assistants will be invited to join us at lunch to give their thoughts on advocacy and the 2019 legislative session.

For nursing schools, students and WSNA members.


8 - 8:30 a.m.Registration
8:30 - 8:40 a.m.Welcome
8:40 - 9 a.m.Legislative lay of the land
9 - 10 a.m.Legislator analysis: Understanding your elected officials
10 - 10:30 a.m.Learning activity
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.Using your voice: How to be an effective advocate
11:15 - 11:45 a.m.Learning activity
11:45 a.m. - noonKeynote speaker: Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib
Noon - 12:25 p.m.Lunch
12:25 - 1 p.m.Lunchtime panel (legislators and legislative assistants)

Additional educational opportunities

For nursing school faculty wanting to book an extended day in Olympia, WSNA has prepared a list of additional educational opportunities at the State Capitol, such as taking a tour of the Legislative Building, watching a hearing, or scheduling appointments with legislators.


Online registration is now closed, but, you can still register on-site on the day of the event. See you there!


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